Akateko

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A language of Guatemala

Alternate Names
Acatec, Acateco, Conob, Q’anjob’al, San Miguel Acatán Kanjobal, Western Kanjobal, Western Q’anjob’al
Population

48,500 in Guatemala (1998). Population total all countries: 56,840.

Location

San Miguel Acatán. Also in Mexico (Western Kanjobal), United States (Western Kanjobal).

Language Status

4 (Educational).

Typology

VOS

Language Use

All ages. Few also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 5%–10%. Literacy rate in L2: 20%. Taught in primary schools. NT: 1981–2012.
Writing
Latin script.

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